Get the count of messages resulting from a search inside a chat.
If you want to get the actual messages, see
search_messages().Usable by Users Bots
str) – Unique identifier (int) or username (str) of the target chat. For your personal cloud (Saved Messages) you can simply use “me” or “self”. For a contact that exists in your Telegram address book you can use his phone number (str).
str, optional) – Text query string. Required for text-only messages, optional for media messages (see the
filterargument). When passed while searching for media messages, the query will be applied to captions. Defaults to “” (empty string).
MessagesFilter, optional) – Pass a filter in order to search for specific kind of messages only:
str, optional) – Unique identifier (int) or username (str) of the target user you want to search for messages from.
int– On success, the messages count is returned.